The tech powerhouse, Cisco, continues with their dedication to the cause of empowering women. Moreover, they do this using encouraging the participation of their female employees in the workplace. They have been consciously putting in more effort to find, train, and retain talented female employees. Read all about Cisco’s commitment to keeping women visible in this article by Punch.
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Tech Giant Cisco Continues to Prioritize Empowering Women
Cisco Systems Inc, a technology solutions company, has reiterated its commitment to empowering women and increasing their participation in the traditionally male high-technology industry.
The technology company in a statement on Monday said it had designed programmes and committed resources to helping women develop their skills as individual contributors, managers, and executives through an internal employee resource group dedicated to the development of women.
The company exists in the high technology industry. This is an industry that is traditionally male-dominated. Given this, their decision to close the gap between genders is one that truly needed to be done with a conscious effort. Furthermore, their decision to encourage women to pursue tech can be regarded as a significant step towards diversity and diversity and inclusiveness.
Encouraging Women on a Global Scale to Participate in the IT World
The company has launched projects and dedicated resources to encourage women to consider a career in the high technology industry. Additionally, they have created programs with the objective of providing women with the opportunity to develop their skills. It is through this that women can improve their confidence in the workplace. Cisco has dedicated an internal group to prioritize the development of competent female contributors, managers, as well as executives.
Cisco Connected Women
The group they formed has grown tremendously. Moreover, it now boasts 38 chapters and a total of 4,000 members from all over the world. Cisco Connected Women exists to help provide their female employees with the chance to focus on development, networking, as well as generating new business.
Cisco Systems in Nigeria is among those involved in the CCW. Their involvement in the movement for female engagement provided women with an avenue to discuss their situation in the field. Furthermore, a volunteer arm of the company executed and organized the group’s activities. With the guidance of sponsors as well as thought leaders, CCW chiefs were able to lead the volunteers.
It is worth noting that the numerous chapters were necessary due to how the programs were very specific to each group’s local culture. Moreover, in customizing the program and activities, the company was able to optimize their efforts.
Given all of these, Cisco showed how much they value diversity and employee mobility. Moreover, they have long believed that the human network can be powerful. Due to this, they have devoted employees to oversee and maintain the members of their staff. Cisco truly cares about their employees being that they ensure that they get enough support. Furthermore, their employees always have opportunities for growth available to them.
Promoting Female Visibility in Male-Dominated Industries
As one of the most powerful companies in a male-dominated field, Cisco’s proactive stance towards empowering women shows the company’s drive to lead by example. Furthermore, instead of stopping at pledging and advocating, Cisco has designed programs to improve the inclusiveness in the company. Additionally, they have also allotted resources and manpower to get concrete results.
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